9th Circuit Upholds Fingerprint Evidence
In an unpublished opinion, a Ninth Circuit panel has upheld the trial court's decision to admit fingerprint testimony without a Daubert hearing. The reliability of fingerprint evidence may properly be taken for granted, the opinion holds -- at least in the absence of evidence from the objecting party calling its reliability into question. See United States v. Calderon-Segura, No. 05-50820 (9th Cir. Jan. 9, 2008) (Kozinski, Reinhardt, & Brunetti, JJ.).
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